A Family Tapestry: Start of a Journey, End of a Story

Today—likely long after you read this post, depending on the juxtaposition of your time zone and mine—a package will be hand-delivered to the local branch of the United States Post Office on the first leg of its journey home. It’s a small package, less than eight inches wide and five inches in length. Inside will be the carefully wrapped album, the pursuit of whose secrets have captivated me for the past four months.

I say the first part of its journey home, because it must make a stop in this country before venturing across the ocean to reach its ultimate destination, when it finishes a round trip begun over eighty years ago. The shortstop is located in the American state of Oklahoma, where someone remembers, as a child, having exchanged letters with the Irish originators of the package. Perhaps this package was once the Christmas gift sent from County Cork by her uncle and aunt, Harry and Alice Hawkes Reid, in 1936. Now, many years later, Rita would like to see the actual photograph album, herself, and wonders if it was, indeed, the very item she thinks it was.

Read the rest of this fascinating story at A Family Tapestry . . . Start of a Journey, End of a Story

Church of Ireland Parish Registers

At a reception in St Audoen’s parish church, Dublin, at 6pm, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, the Director of the National Archives, John McDonough, launched The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers: an online colour-coded resource featuring live links to other relevant online resources.

The list accounts for all Church of Ireland parochial registers of baptism, marriage and burial – noting what survives, the dates covered, and where they are located. Where registers were destroyed in the burning of the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) during the Irish Civil War in 1922, the list records details about abstracts, transcripts and where they are held.

Visit the list  at www.ireland.anglican.org/library/archive.

More information at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

GENUKI

The GENUKI service is provided by a group of individuals who wish to freely provide genealogical information. As such different people maintain different sections of the website(e.g. counties). In order to manage this group of people we have established a charitable trust with a group of trustees. We have concentrated in GENUKI on getting information about primary sources into what is in effect a virtual reference library, rather than on acting as a clearing house for research.

Source: GENUKI